Campaign for Real Ale

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  • Lord Harrowby Grantham Monday 4 July 2022

    Grantham Camra are pleased to announce that Lincolnshire Pub Of The Year 2022 is our very own The Lord Harrowby, Dudley Road, Grantham. Award presentation will be Friday the 8th at 14:30hrs Please support this award winning pub.

    Grantham Camra Branch wish to extend their congratulations to those at the Lord Harrowby for achieving this.

  • Latest Pub News Saturday 12 March 2022

    The Welby Arms, Denton will be open again from Thursday the 17th March. The opening hours are 12 noon to 9pm Thursday to Sunday inclusive.

    Unfortunately we have been advised that Beerheadz, Grantham has now closed.

  • Peter Simpson Pub and Quiz Trip Monday 20 September 2021

    Members of Grantham Camra enjoyed a visit by minibus to 11 Vale of Belvoir pubs on Saturday 18th September 2021. This trip was to commemorate Peter Simpson who was a founder member of the Branch. The quiz was won by the team consisting of Flick Hamnett-Day and Dan Tate. They will retain an engraved tankard for a year. Members on Trip Tankard Tankard 2 Still going strong.

  • Thursday 12 August 2021
  • Whistle Stop Opening Hours Update Monday 19 July 2021

    The Whistle Stop has announced revised opening times. From the 19th July 2021.

    Sunday 10am - 6pm

    Monday, Tuesday, 10am - 6pm

    Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 8pm

    Friday, Saturday 10am - 10.30pm

    Don't forget we have a lovely sun trap beer garden on platform 1

  • Angel and Royal Hotel Monday 21 June 2021

    We have been advised that the Angel and Royal Hotel has now reopened and is serving real ales from Brewsters. 30p 0ff a pint of real ale to members with a valid Camra card.

  • Grantham Railway Club Wednesday 2 June 2021

    Opening hours for Grantham Railway Club.

    Tue. 7pm - 11pm.
    Fri. 7pm - 11:30pm.
    Sat. 12 noon - 2:30pm and 6:30pm - 11:30pm.
    Sun. 12 noon - 2:30pm and 7pm -11pm.

  • Pubs reopening on 17th May Sunday 16 May 2021

    We are aware that the following pubs that have remained closed up till now are reopening on 17th May

    Fox and Hounds, Old Somerby.

    The Thorold, Marston.

    Nobody Inn, Grantham.

    The Old Bank, Grantham.

    The Cholmeley Arms, Burton Coggles.

    If anybody is aware of any other pubs in our branch area reopening from 17th May please advise us so that we can let people know.

  • Celebrate pubs reopening inside by adding a banner to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Friday 14 May 2021

    Click on the link below to find links to the banners.

    May 17th pubs re-opening indoors

  • Statement from Camra Monday 10 May 2021


    10/05/2021 Customers will reap social and health benefits of a pint down the local when indoor opening begins from 17th May: CAMRA Commenting on reports that the Prime Minister will announce that indoor re-opening for pubs in England is set to go ahead from 17th May, CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona said:

    “CAMRA are delighted that indoor opening is on track to go ahead from 17th May, so customers can enjoy the social and wellbeing benefits of being back inside the local – not just in its beer garden.

    “This will also help the thousands of pubs, particularly smaller community locals, that do not have outside space and who desperately need to start getting money through the tills again.

    “Whilst this next step is very welcome, we aren’t out of the woods yet. Distancing and table-service only restrictions will still mean many pubs can’t operate at full capacity with many continuing to struggle to make ends meet as a result.

    “The Government should continue to support the beer and pubs sector in the months and years ahead by backing CAMRA’s campaign to cut the rate of duty on beer served in pubs – with the savings passed on to publicans and consumers. This would help pubs to compete with cheap supermarket alcohol and encourage responsible drinking in the supervised setting of the community pub.”


  • Thorold, Marston planning application Friday 30 April 2021

    The Thorold, Marston, has applied for a single storey extension to rear of building to extend shop and create a servery hatch for the pub to enable outside service/takeaway collection. Provision of portable lockable exterior shop storage unit. Relocation of existing oil storage tank at The Thorold Arms, Main Street.

  • History of Branch Area Pubs Thursday 15 April 2021

    Grantham CAMRA appreciate the work that has been done by Allen Senior over many years in gathering the information that he has used to create the following 2 Facebook pages.


    Please note that not all the pubs in the next link are in the Grantham CAMRA Branch area.

    Surrounding villages pubs

  • Pictures from 12th April 2021 Tuesday 13 April 2021

    Members of Grantham Camra Branch enjoying a visit to the Whistle Stop Grantham on 12th April 2021. Chair, Treasurer and Webmaster enjoying opening day at the Whistle Stop Grantham

  • Pubs that are re-opening from April 12th Thursday 1 April 2021

    We are aware of the following pubs opening their beer gardens from April 12th ... 

    Lord Harrowby, Dudley Road Grantham. Open 12 noon to 8pm.

    The Green Man Ropsley, Tue to Sat 11am to11pm, Sundays 11am to 10:30 pm.

    The Five Bells Claypole, Mon to Fri 4pm to 9:30pm, Sat 2pm to 9:30pm, Sunday 12pm to 8pm.

    Blue Pig Grantham. No details currently available.

    Royal Queen Grantham. Monday 12th April 12-9, Tues, Wed, Thurs 4-8pm, Fri 2-9pm, Sat 12-9pm, Sun 12-8pm These are the times for the opening week.

    This list is still being updated and I would appreciate any information about pubs that are reopening for outside service on 12th April especially revised opening hours. Contact me at

    The Thorold has been removed from the list as we have been advised that it is not re-opening yet.

    Angel Inn Open from 12 Noon 7days a week

    Black Dog (Grantham) Pre-booking only 9:30am - 10pm

    Blue Cow Inn (South Witham) Open daily from noon to whenever, kitchen from 5:30pm

    Blue Pig (Grantham) Opening on the 12th

    Brownlow Arms Don’t normally open on a Monday but will be, drinks only, pre booking required

    Castle Inn (Castle Bytham) They will be opening alongside their now well established farm shop.

    Cross Swords (Skillington) Open on the 12th Monday evening 5-8, then Fri Sat Sun midday to close inc Bank Holidays

    Crown and Anchor (Welby) Drinks and food, Pre-booking for the 4 covered tables, all others first come basis.

    Dirty Duck (Woolsthorpe) Reopening, food and drink available no prebooking required first come / first served

    Fighting Cocks (Corby Glenn) Reopening and pre booking required

    Five Bells (Claypole) Reopening 12th April, please book

    Fox and Hounds (Castle Bytham) Details to follow on Facebook

    Green Man (Ropsley) Tue to Sat 11am to11pm, Sundays 11am to 10:30 pm.

    Griffin Inn (Irnham) 7 days a week

    Hare and Hounds (Fulbeck) Food and Drink booking advisable

    Houblon Arms (Oasby) Opening at weekends only after 12th weather permitting. Food and drink available. Prebooking prefered

    Lord Harrowby (Grantham) Opening 12-8pm (later if custom is there). Pre-booking available with 9 walk-in tables also

    New Inn (Folkingham) Open from 5pm on the 12th. Annual beer festival planned for July 24th

    Priory (Grantham)Opening with limited menu

    Recruiting Sergeant (Great Gonerby) Reopening for drinks on 12th, no prebooking needed. Food only at weekends to start

    Red Lion (Caythorpe) Reopening at weekends only, food and drink available, prebooking advisable

    Red Lion (Newton) Open 7 days 12-8 booking advised

    Royal Oak (Swayfield) Open from 5pm for the first week

    Royal Queen (Grantham) Open for drinks only from the 12th Mon 12-9pm Tues/Wed/Thur 4-8pm Fri 2-9pm Sat 12-9pm Sun12-8pm

    Six Bells (Witham on the Hill) Reopening, food & drink available prebooking required will call bookings back on the day as weather dependent.

    Stag Inn (Barkston) Opening from 15th of April Thurs Fri Sat 12 -8 and Sun 12-6

    The Chequers (Woolsthorpe) Reopening on Monday 12-7 for drinks and dining outside

    The Eden (Grantham) Opening on the 15th for drinks and food no pre-booking required

    The Reindeer (Long Bennington) Opening Friday 16th April. Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays. Bar 12-10pm Food 12-3 each day and 5-8 Fri/Sat

    Tollemarche Inn (Grantham) Opening 12th April for food and drink

    Waggon and Horses (Caythorpe) Opening 12th April must reserve a table

    Wheatsheaf (Dry Doddington) Reopening but food only available Wed-Sunday, Prefer pre bookings

    Whistlestop (Grantham) Open on Platform one. Mon 12pm - , Tues - closed, Wed 12 - 6, Thurs - 12 - 7, Fri/Sat - 12 - 10:30, Sun - closed till further notice.

    White Lion (Colsterworth) Wed 5-8 Fri & Sat 12-8 Sun 12-6

    Woodys (Ancaster) Open from the 12th daily. Garden area 11am - 9pm with food 12-8

    Members of Grantham Camra Branch enjoying a visit to the Whistle Stop Grantham on 12th April 2021. Chair, Treasurer and Webmaster enjoying opening day at the Whistle Stop Grantham

  • New branch website Sunday 17 January 2021

    Grantham CAMRA have a new website